Posts tagged WomenWeedWiFi
Swisher Sessions: Episode 15 Geexella - Gee's Things
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Afrolatinx DJ, rapper, singer, and natural born leader. Geexella is made of starlight, reaffirming beauty and freedom for many day or night. They can shield a community with speaking out, heal others with music, and teach folx at any age how to bloom. When I meet them last year to hear about their future plans, fast forward to now—All was said had prospered. Geexella didn’t seek results out of our interview but only sought to express their love and joy, inevitably unleashing their inner glow. Please check them out if you have not done so and we hope this exclusive mix gets you out of your head like it did for me, dancing your soul loud and proud!

"Wow! So in 2018 I definitely found my group of people. I created a POC queer dance night in town called "Duval Folx"! Super huge for my city. Being in the south a lot of queer POCs like most cities don't have spaces for us to be in and cross all boundaries with our outfits and fluidity. A lot of folx have been telling me how grateful they are for DF and can't wait for more parties <3 This space has opened up some freedom for queer folx in my city and that makes my heart even more warm!

Quote to live by : Your mental health is most important above anything and everything" - Geexella

 
Visual Experience: “In this Moment—Standing Rock”
video made of images taken/compiled by Vanity Thomas ( Stoney SPICE)

video made of images taken/compiled by Vanity Thomas ( Stoney SPICE)

In 2016, Nisqually banded together 12 different tribes up and down the west coast and a few east coast tribes to join us in a paddle down the Missouri River. Our destination was Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where we were joining them in their fight to protect their land and water from dangerous and exploitative pipeline drilling. This two-day pull was welcomed by rain, sleet, and sunshine. Despite tumultuous weather the best part was being welcomed by our people and carried through by our ancestors.

The video below is compiled of images from the morning we pulled in, with an ending scene of Handford McCloud, Council Member of the Nisqually Indian Tribe asking the Sioux Tribes Chief for permission to come upon the shore.

"It was us against the government. I breathe in and I breathe out."

~ Stoney SPICE

 
Artist Spotlight: Mother Marygold
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In light of Upstream Music Fest, we caught up with one of our artists that will be joining us on stage Sunday, June 3rd, Mother Marygold.

Mother Marygold has bewitched us with her unique and powerful voice.

SHE is sure to move you the same <3 ~ Stoney Spice 

 

Women.Weed.WiFi: What are you looking forward to the most while you are here in Seattle for Upstream Music Fest?

Mother Marygold: This will be my first time in Seattle, and I'm really excited about exploring the city and its energy. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other artists and catching some amazing shows. and FOOD.

WWWiFi: What song are you most excited to perform and why?

MM: We are planing to perform some unreleased music, gonna feel out the crowd and hit em with a few surprises. I think it’s important to give a unique experience every performance. It’s a communication between artist and audience, and I love to talk. We may hit em with Prayer, or Grand Theft or something no one has heard yet, it all depends on the conversation.

WWWiFi: What has recently been your source of inspiration and what have you been creating because of it?

MM: People and my personal experiences have been inspiring me. I am very intrigued by human behavior, and cause and affect of my actions. People have helped me grow, helped me learn valuable lessons, and helped me better understand different perspectives. With that comes experiences I put into the music, experiences that others have battled and/or may be facing. As a result, I've been creating conversations of experience, telling my story of things I've been through, ways I talk myself out of anxiety and insecurities and in recent time, honesty. 
 

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WWWiFi: What is a long-term goal you are working toward right now?

MM: I’ve never been big on thinking music could be a career choice, I've always looked at it as a hobby or something I like to do for fun. However, my mind is changing, and I'm becoming more serious about my craft. It may be a bit bold to say, but I want to fill the void of Nina Simone and strengthen my vocal ability. I want to sit next to Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill and know that I've earned that spot and worked my ass off. I'm perfecting my craft and vocal abilities and will get there.

WWWiFi: What flower do you find yourself smoking most?

MM: I got some marshmallow plant in my tea right now lol.

WWWiFi: What are the first 5 words that come to mind when you think of women of color?

MM: Beautiful, Stong, Innovative, Warriors, Go- Getters <3333

 

—Catch Mother Marygold performing on the International Girl Gang stage—

Sunday 6/3 9:15pm @ 13 Coins 255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

https://www.showclix.com/event/UpstreamMusicFestival/tag/InternationalGirlGang

Monday 6/4 @ LoveCityLove

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenweedwifi-lovecitylove-present-a-full-body-sensory-experience-tickets-46603974743